Project Backpack Back to School Drive

Join La Casa de Don Pedro for our annual school supply drive to support Newark’s children as they get ready to head back to school.

We’ll be collecting school supplies and cash donations until August 13th to distribute to over 1,000 students from our Early Childhood programs, After School programs, and Alternative Adult Education programs. As an added incentive to help get our North Newark community vaccinated, we will also be distributing backpacks (while supplies last) to families who get vaccinated at one of our August Vaccination Events.

To order items from our Amazon Wishlist and have them shipped directly to us, click button below.

If you’d like to sponsor Project Backpack or make a cash donation, click the buttons below.

To drop off your donations, please call 973-868-1007 or e-mail to coordinate a time.

To volunteer to help pack up the backpacks or give away the supplies at a community vaccination event in August, please email us at We welcome those who are fully vaccinated to volunteer.

Below is a list of some of the items we seek. For any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at

  • Backpacks
  • Calculators
  • Markers
  • Crayon
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Play Dough
  • Drawing Pads
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Rulers
  • Post-It Notes